Brilliant, being able to learn and qualify online at your own pace is fantastic, I would highly recommend this course! I feel that it has really helped develop my career aspirations, and can’t wait to make use of it in the future, a big thank you!Kirby Markham
It will help me 100% with my business. All of the materials look useful and practical. I learnt a great amount and I loved the interactive features. An excellent course. I have found the course to be incredibly informative and covers more areas than I had expected.Elizabeth Lawrence
9 Comprehensive Course Modules
- The basics of dietary supplements
- Building a supplement programme for your client
- Advanced dietary supplements
- The best, worst and how they interact
- Toxicity and safety of vitamins and minerals
- Supplements and healing
- Phytochemicals, enzymes, probiotics and fibre
- A-Z Fact Sheets & Advanced Supplement Research for Clients
- Professional, legal, insurance and tax considerations
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Planning tools to equip your practice
We equip you with the tools and knowledge to create a custom built programme for your client, from evaluation forms to session handouts. Like having a business in a box!
I enjoyed learning about the effect of deficiencies in people and how things can be found naturally and the levels they are found. I was surprised to find out how high the requirements of vitamins and minerals are needed for normal function and how low some amounts are in food. I have found the course fascinating and very enjoyable and am looking forward to putting it into practice.Linda Robinson
As I am currently shadowing a PhD to do with prebiotic supplementation and its potential effects on (exercise-induced) asthma I found the probiotic units very interesting. In terms of bettering my health I feel I am more knowledgeable about how supplementation can help support the body and correct deficiencies. Overall I felt the course was very informative, and the sciency parts were broken down well. Very pleased with course content and user friendly. Although I found the course very challenging (which is a good thing as I have never had experience delving into this topic area) I have also found it very rewarding and would recommend to anyone interested in furthering their knowledge about their health.Todd Davidson
It will help me 100% with my business. All of the materials look useful and practical. I learnt a great amount and I loved the interactive features. An excellent course. I have found the course to be incredibly informative and covers more areas than I had expected.
The course materials are excellent. I found the course very interesting, easy to understand and well thought out. Very impressive!Jo Stallard
It has helped tremendously with my nutrition course by expanding my understanding and knowledge of all supplements. The most interesting module of all was module 7 covering Phytochemicals. The recommended additional reading material has also been extremely welcoming for "in depth" knowledge. A well worth course to do.Sarah Louisa Richards
I like the fact I can save all the modules to refer back to offline. I enjoyed taking the tests, they were helpful to jog memory. It has helped me rethink my personal supplements and my family members too.Katie France
Have any questions?
Q.What are the entry requirements for this course?
A.There are no entry requirements other than being at least 16 years of age and a willingness to jump in, learn your way around, and have fun!
Q.Do I need any specific background, experience or qualification to Join?
A.No pre-requisite of any science background is required. High school level science can be helpful. No prior experience and/or educational paperwork are required.
Q.How many REPs CPD points will I earn?
A.Once you have successfully completed your training and purchased the optional SkillsActive Professional Add-on Module, you will receive 6 REPs CPD points. In order to redeem your REPs CPD points, please record them in your online REPs portal. Please note that this applies to Level 3 Qualified REPs members only who have joined by 1 December 2016.
Q.Do you send me any materials in the post?
A.The entire course is online. You can download and print all of your materials, including your client worksheets and planning tools. Don’t worry if you don’t have a printer, in addition to your online access, we can courier your course pack once you’ve registered your course for an additional fee. Upon registration, you’ll be given this option so you can instantly order your course pack.
Q.Is there a deadline to complete my course?
A.No, there are no fixed deadlines. Our programme allows you to be 100% in control of your own time. In other words, you are in charge of your own study agenda. This puts you in the driving seat and increases the enjoyment of your learning experience. What’s more, you have lifetime access to your course, which means that it is yours forever to keep, including all future updates and new content!
Q.How long does it take to complete the course?
A.You can do it as quickly or slowly as you wish. Our programme allows you to be 100% in control of your own time. In other words, you are in charge of your own study agenda. This puts you in the driving seat and increases the enjoyment of your learning experience.
Q.Do I need any special software to complete my course?
A.No special operating system is required. You need a computer and internet access. Upon registration, we help you navigate the online system and also provide access to our 24/7 Interactive Learner Services portal.
Q.Do I have to submit written assignments?
A.No. Instead, you are presented with learning checks built into each module, guided Skills Lab™ tasks, worksheets, student games and polls, practical self-assignments and online tests. This way you won’t feel stuck over the composition and marking of written tasks. What’s more, your study time is reduced so you can concentrate on what really matters: Applying your newly acquired knowledge to real life situations!
Q.What assessments are in there?
A.At the end of each module, there is a multiple choice quiz based on the readings and lesson materials. The purpose of the quizzes is to enhance your retention of the material. You are permitted to refer to the module lessons and other notes during the quizzes. There is no time limit and you have an unlimited number of attempts to take the quiz. You will see feedback on your correct and incorrect answers after you pass. At the end of the course, there is a final theory exam (online), covering what you have learned in all modules. Upon successful completion of your final exam with a final score of 80% or above, you will receive your certificate.
Q.If I fail the final exam, do you charge any fees to retake it?
A.No, there are no additional fees to retake your final theory exam. In fact, you will be able to retake it instantly (online), without any further administrative steps. You are permitted to refer to the module lessons and other notes during your final exam. There is no time limit and you have an unlimited number of attempts to take it.
Q.Can the course help with my career?
A.Absolutely! The course is packed with Downloadable Client Materials and Session Handouts that will help you establish or expand your nutritional practice.
Your final module covers the key professional, legal, tax, and insurance considerations in order to set up your practice. In there, we also provide you with downloadable legal templates for you to print and use as soon as you start seeing clients.
We also offer an optional, premium Clinic Toolkit™ packed with intelligent forms to help start or enhance your practice.
Q.Do I need to finish the course within 12 months?
A.No, there are no fixed deadlines and you can take as long as you need to complete it. You can finish it in a few weeks or in a couple of years, at your own pace. Plus, you have lifetime access to your course systems and materials, both before and after graduation, including all future updates and new research. This way, you’re supported with content that is current and fresh throughout your entire practice. If you have a gift voucher, we suggest you redeem it as soon as possible – and then start your course lessons whenever you are ready later on.
Q.How many hours per week do you recommend I study for?
A.It depends on how quickly you would like to complete your certification. You can study for as many hours per week as your work and social life allows. The guided learning hours to complete this training are 90 hours.
Some of our students finish in six months, and those with work commitments may take a year or longer. There’s no expiry date to complete the training.
Q.Is the course accredited or recognised by an awarding body?
A.Yes. It has been accredited by CPD (the official certification service for Continuing Professional Development, which carries both UK and International recognition), endorsed by YMCA Awards (previously Central YMCA Qualifications/CYQ), the UK’s leading and longest-established awarding body for health, fitness and wellness qualifications, and approved by IICT (the International Institute for Complementary Therapists) for professional membership and insurance.
You can find out more about our awarding bodies HERE.
Q.Are there any hidden charges?
A.Everything we’ve detailed above these Frequently Asked Questions is included in your price! You’ll have the choice to select optional add-ons (entirely up to you if you want them or not), such as a printed course pack by post or professional add-on registration modules for CPD and YMCA Awards. Not all of our graduates seek to evidence a professional recognition, so we’ve made it optional and those who don’t need it won’t have to pay extra. We also offer an optional, premium Clinic Toolkit™ packed with intelligent forms to help start or enhance your practice. Contact us if you require further information.